They may be headquartered in the cooler temps of St. Paul, MN, but the nation’s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services is expanding their presence in sunny Florida.
The Gander Mountain Company is making their Gulf Coast debut by adding their sixth Florida store in Tampa Bay.
Other Gander Mountain location in Florida include Jacksonville, Ocala, Palm Beach Gardens, St. Augustine and Lake Mary, which is home to the nation’s first and largest Gander Mountain Academy.
Outdoors enthusiasts all along Florida’s Gulf Coast will soon have a new opportunity to find great prices, selection and service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel. Gander Mountain is expanding the nation’s largest network of outdoor specialty stores with the new location in Tampa Bay, set to open in the fall of 2013.
“Gander Mountain has been a well-known and trusted name in the Sunshine State among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s president and CEO. “We are thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to the Tampa Bay metro area, and give more of our friends in the Gulf Coast region opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”
The new Tampa Bay store will be located in a 30,000-square-foot space in the Bayport Commons shopping center located at 11655 West Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa, near the Pistol Range Road intersection and adjacent to Super Target.
Gander Mountain’s newest store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Florida, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The store will offer an extensive selection of men’s and women’s active performance outdoor and casual apparel featuring exciting brands like The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, GSX, Mountain Hardwear, Carhartt, Guide Series, Marmot and Kühl, and a wide variety of men’s and women’s active footwear featuring brands like Asics, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Brooks, Patagonia, Timberland, LaCrosse, Itasca, Saucony and Salomon.
“I am proud to welcome another major business coming to our community that will have an incredible impact on our local economy,” said Hillsborough County Commission Chair Ken Hagan. “The jobs that Gander Mountain will create, and the additional businesses that it will attract, reaffirms that Hillsborough County is a destination for big businesses from across the nation to expand and flourish.”
Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at www.GanderMountain.com/careers.
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